It is not often I dine on my own.
Being exceedingly popular, devilishly good looking and rich beyond the dreams of crocuses (that’s Croseus, you idiot! Ed.) I am in great demand by people inferior to me who seemingly wish to scrape a little of the star-quality off my persona, add it to their plate and scoff it like the pigs they are in order to well….let’s admit it…..be just like me!
But questa sera I ate all on my own, with only my puppydog BB in attendance. It was a humbling experience…I found making conversation with myself a little one-sided….mind you what I says to myself was fascinating in the extreme…and I found I agreed entirely with all the myriad intellectual arguments I made to myself, and laughed uproariously at the jokes I told myself. All in all I had a jolly evening….I must repeat it one day ! I must repeat it one day ! I must rep..(oh shut up! Ed.)
For starter I had Beluga Caviar on Blinis toasts. I had my pilot Struggles fly out to Baku in my private VC10 and he brought it back from there special-like ! It was divine..absolutely marvellous. I had it with Blinis toasts and Stolichnaya Elit on the rocks.
For mains I had a fillet stake, cooked rare with just a squeeze of lemon over the top, served with a lovely crispy green salad with a few chicory leaves to add crunchfor which I made a dijon mustard dressing. Cooked perfectly rare it melted in the mouth.
For afters I had a melon….from the Charente, a well know state in Germany. Charentais melon is probably the sweetest melon you can find. It looks so cute…all small and perfectly formed. I ate this with a chilling glass of Muscat de Beaume de Venise which I always find goes rather well with it.
So thats was dinner tonight….as you can tell from the photos it was all rather good!
Previous dinner posts from Peter
- Another culinary highlight ... but of a different kind. - May 17th, 2013
- A saturday evening in .... - April 20th, 2013
- Fish pie followed by Peter's Tiramisu ! - March 19th, 2013
- Borough Market, London - March 2nd, 2013
- “There were Angels dining at the Ritz .... and the motor was parked in Berkeley Square” - January 26th, 2013